Volume 14, Number 3—March 2008
Hantavirus RNA in Saliva from Patients with Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
|Patient no.||Sex||Age, y||Date saliva collected (d of disease)||PUUV RNA† in saliva, copies/mL||PUUV RNA† in plasma,‡ copies/mL||PUUV IgM§ in serum‡||PUUV IgG titer in serum‡|
*PUUV, Puumala virus; Ig, immunoglobulin.
†Detected by real-time reverse transcription–PCR.
‡Most plasma and serum samples were collected the same day or within 1 day before or after the saliva sample and antibody was detected by immunofluorescence assay.
§Serum was diluted 1:16 and scored as negative (–), positive (+), or weakly positive (±).
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